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Nursing - Wound Management & Tissue Viability

Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):
In this stream, students undertake three modules over one semester. The semester for the certificate programme runs from January to May each year. This stream is ideal for nurses who want to want to further their learning in the field of Wound Management & Tissue Viability. Students who undertake this Certificate can progress to the Postgraduate Diploma at any point within two years of completion.

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):
The postgraduate diploma is a one year part time programmes that takes place over two semesters covering six modules. Modules are varied in nature covering research strategies, to leadership and management along with specialist modules which cover the management and assessment of wounds. Students who undertake this stream are required to complete a 250 hour competency log which can be undertaken during their working day. Students who complete this programme can progress to the 2nd year of our MSc Nursing Programme.

MSc Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):
Our MSc Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability) programme is a two year part time programme. Students complete the Postgraduate Diploma in year one and progress their learning in year two undertaking advanced research with the help of a dedicated academic supervisor.

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability)
Programme overview:
This unique programme offers individuals the opportunity to explore and analyse existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability. The course provides practitioners with guidance on the management of acute and chronic wounds in all health care settings and is based on good practice, current evidence and supporting guidance. This course offers students the opportunity to study part time taking just one module if they wish or completing six modules and a clinical placement to achieve a postgraduate diploma in Wound Management & Tissue Viability.

Learning outcomes/aims:
On successful completion of this programme the student will be able to:
•Critically evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional practice by utilising evidence-based practice within wound management and tissue viability;
•Critically compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership in the provision of within wound management and tissue viability services;
•Critically evaluate evidence based methods of assessment and management of wounds of varying aetiologies with reference to person centered care
•Critically discuss key considerations in the development of services for individuals with wounds of varying aetiologies within the context of a team approach to care
•Demonstrate competency in the delivery and evaluation of patient care within the field of wound management and tissue viability

Programme structure:
The postgraduate diploma in Wound Management and Tissue Viability is an exciting and highly clinically relevant programme delivered by some of the best Wound Management professionals in Ireland. Students are required to attend the college three days per module. All other lectures are online days where students can access lectures from home. A clinical component of 250 hours is required to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Wound Management and Tissue Viability. Between the annual study blocks, students are supported by online personal and group tutorials in chat room sessions, and personal tutorials by email or telephone. In addition, there is dedicated Distance Learning Library Support staff to ensure students are able to access necessary databases and full-text journals. The online information and resources are constantly updated for students to access through a Virtual Learning Environment.

Who is this programme for:
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals from the field of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and the pharmaceutical industry, and offers the opportunity to study alongside an international group of professionals.

Entry requirements

•Students who wish to join this programme must be active on the NMBI register

•Students must have a level 8 qualification. Applicants who do not hold a level 8 qualification may still be eligible to join them programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.

•Students are required to log clinical practice hours relating to wounds specific duties throughout this programme. If you are unsure you can achieve these hours please contact the programme director.

Duration

Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):

In this stream, students undertake three modules over one semester. The semester for the certificate programme runs from January to May each year.

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):

The postgraduate diploma is a one year part time programmes that takes place over two semesters covering six modules.

MSc Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability):

Our MSc Nursing (Wound Management & Tissue Viability) programme is a two year part time programme.

Number of credits

Level 9 NFQ 60 ECTS Credits

Careers or further progression

What next:
Upon completion of this course students will have developed skills of self-directed learning and critical reflection. Many nurses and midwives having undertaken this programme continue their postgraduate education to master's level, preparing them for specialist or advanced practice roles. On successful completion a student may progress to the 2nd year of the MSc Nursing, gaining an MSc Nursing in Wound Management & Tissue Viability. Recommended: MSc Nursing Year 2.

Further enquiries

If you would like further information on this programme please contact:
Programme Director: Ms Comfort Chima (comfortchima@rcsi.com)
Programme Coordinator: Ms Yeukai Chikwamba (yeukaichikwamba@rcsi.com)

Subjects taught

Modules:
Advanced Research Methods
Advanced Leadership, Professional & Clinical
Clinical Practicum - Advanced Refection and Competence
Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Application date

Applicaitons open Feb 2019.

Enrolment and start dates

How to apply?
Applications for this programme open next February however our Postgraduate Certificate programme commences January 2019, more information is available on the RCSI website.

Applications are accepted via the link above. A €50 application fee is required when applying. You will also be required to upload transcripts of prior education during the application process.

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